Gulf of lion Sea urchin free diving and scuba-diving fishery

Overview

ZONE DE PECHE : Golfe du Lion (GSA 7)

STOCK AREA: Gulf of Lion (GSA 7)

SPECIES

Purple sea urchin, Paracentrotus lividus

FISHING GEAR

Free diving

Scuba diving

 

 

Fishery

This fishery operates in free diving along the Gulf of Lion coast, excepted in the Bouches-du-Rhône where it is practiced in scuba-diving. The fishery used to take place between until 10 meters deep in free diving (and 20 meters deep in scuba-diving). A “grappe” is used to take the sea urchins out of its substrate.

The fishery takes place between November and April/May each year.

Pre-assessment results

MSC pre-assessment results soon available.